There have been some changes at the Plough but there is still a warm welcome to visiting teams from the new management team who even brought drinks to the table so the games do not get disturbed.
The Lemmings have suffered two bruising defeats recently so were hoping to rebuild their confidence playing against the Horntails who have won just one game this season. The Specialist rounds were very interesting and although the Lemmings were 4 points behind at the end of the rounds they were not unduly worried. At this stage the score was 56 to 52.
Unfortunately the General Knowledge were not of the same standard, in fact many of the questions seem to have haemorrhaged from the Arts and Entertainments round with far too many on TV and film and also an imbalance on sport. Whilst none of this helped Nick (who ended up with a season’s worst) the rest of the team maintained a good score but still lost with 83 to 77, final score 139 to 129.
Although the Lemmings were again beaten, it was a very lively evening with lots of banter, joking and laughter. Moreover, it was good to see Becky has settled into the team and has picked up on all the Lemmings’ tricks of the trade scoring 18 in the GK. Clearly she will prove to be a strong asset.
Individual scores: Bob 9/18, Becky 3/18, Nick 9/3, Tomo 15/18 conferred 13/15 with 3/5 pass-overs. The Horntails picked up 5/9 pass-overs. Tomo continues to be a high scorer.
In addition to the warm welcome the Wainwrights beer was in good form and a very tasty selection of sandwiches rounded off a very pleasant evening.
Many thanks to the landlord, to the Horntails and to the patient question master.